Introduction PART ONE 1. Ordinary Days in Dheisheh (2000) PART TWO 2. Farewell Washington (1988) 3. Welcome to Dheisheh (1990) 4. Urging on the Scuds (1991) 5. Diary of a Blockade (1993) 6. Fatima (1994) 7. Dheisheh will Never Fall Again (1995) 8. Where Is Peace? (1996) 9. When Time Stood Still (1996) 10. The French connection (1997) 11. The Glory of the Intifada (1997) 12. Where Do We Belong? (1997) 13. Remembering Our Dead (1997) 14. Where did Santa Go? (1998) 15. Male Vs. Female honor (1998) 16. Celebrating Independence (1998) 17. From Dheisheh to Jerusalem (1998) 18. Making it in a Man's World (1998) 19. Diving with a Splash (1998) 20. Life's four Seasons (1998) 21. Checkpoint Jerusalem (1999) 22. The Pope in Our Midst (2000)
Muna Hamzeh is a Palestinian-American journalist whose work on the Palestinian question has appeared in The Economist, Ha'aretz, The Christian Science Monitor, Jerusalem Report, and Middle East International, among others. Hamzeh was born in Jerusalem to a Muslim father and a Christian mother, both of whom were half Palestinian, half Lebanese. Her experience of life in a Palestinian refugee camp is based on firsthand knowledge--she lived in the Dheisheh camp in Bethlehem for 10 years after first travelling there to report on the Palestinian Intifada of 1990. Hamzeh is an accomplished speaker and has been interviewed by the media throughout the world, including the Channel 4 documentary Talking to the Enemy.
"'Always compelling, [Hamzeh's writing] movingly conveys these tragedies, and how, in a tight-knit society on a small patch of land, they are all inter-connected.' The Financial Times 'Muna Hamzeh has given us a unique insight into women's everyday life during the Al Aqsa Intifada - anger, sorrow, frustration fly off every page this book is a slice of living history which will now never be forgotten.' Victoria Brittain"